Kelvin Hughes has three distinct divisions addressing the maritime navigation markets through the supply of navigational charts, navigational information, navigation radar and bridge equipment for commercial shipping and ocean going vessels as well as naval vessels and providing situational awareness capability to naval, military, port authorities and coastal protection agencies worldwide.
KH Charts is a global brand for the supply of paper charts, electronic charts, chart updates, outfit management, data delivery services and nautical instruments and products. Alongside our own market leading products and services, we also represent all major hydrographic organisations, and other compliance and data delivery providers. We are the largest global supplier of British Admiralty charts, issuing over 750,000 charts per year, we have 5,000 ChartCo maritime data delivery subscribers, 3,000 Outfit Management Service subscribers and over 10,000 customers. With a high capacity chart correction service, we deliver in excess of 10,000 corrections per year.
KH Charts major brands includes ChartCo, Passage Manager, KH Charts SuperYacht, Bookharbour, Reg4Ships, Admiralty, Primar, IC-ENC and Imray ensuring that we can provide a comprehensive service to enable ship operators to be knowledgeable in and comply with legal and technical requirements to ensure safety at sea according to local and international legislation and laws including SOLAS, MARPOL and EC Directives.
Kelvin Hughes Marine Systems division is a global designer, manufacturer and supplier of state of the art bridge equipment for cargo ships, oil tankers, LNG ships, cruise liners, and other specialist sea vessels including fishing boats. Our multifunction navigation stations provide radar, Electronic Chart Display (ECDIS and ECDISPLUS) and conning functions and capability. Utilising the MantaDigital™ wide screen display, ECDIS, SharpEye™ solid state radar or enhanced magnetron radar, voyage data recorders we can supply individual work stations and sensors through to complete integrated bridge systems.
Key features enabling the packaging of arguably the best commercial radar system available on the market is SharpEye™ solid state radar for small target detection in cluttered environments and Enhanced Target Detection (ETD) software making our radar extremely useful for navigation in busy sea lanes and ports and for ice navigation.
We operate a global 24/7 service and support network.
Kelvin Hughes Surveillance division is a global radar system solution provider meeting the surveillance, safety, and security needs of the world’s navies, coastal and border operators, and security patrols. We provide surveillance and navigation systems to 30 of the world’s navies, and are continuously growing our market strengths with international ports, coastal borders, and critical infrastructures operators.
The product portfolio has a strong heritage in the naval market with magnetron radars and in recent year’s reinvented marine radar with SharpEye™ solid state sensors. Providing solutions such as integrated bridge systems for the naval market which include the Naval MantaDigital™ widescreen display and tactical software, Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) radars to ports and radar systems for coastal surveillance and land border protection a Kelvin Hughes Surveillance radar is the primary tool for developing a situational awareness capability for mission delivery at sea, onshore or on land.
We address any application requiring real time situational awareness from the use of solid state and magnetron radar for short and long range detection including naval, coast guard, waterborne military and paramilitary, littoral zone such as VTS, coastal surveillance and offshore infrastructure, border and homeland security, critical infrastructure, special forces, army, safety and environmental (bird strike and airport surface movement radar).